Team System guidance now in print

The remarkably popular patterns & practices guides on Team System are now available in print via Amazon: patterns & practices Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server book Download the PDF Browse the HTML patterns & practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications book Download the PDF Browse the HTML Enjoy!


Sharing Team System specs

One of the things that we quietly rolled out yesterday along with the release of Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” November 2007 CTP is the program to share selected Team System specifications and get your feedback on them.  We have created a new forum specifically designated to promote discussion of these specs within…


November Rosario CTP now available!

I’m happy to announce that the next Community Technology Preview of Rosario (officially known as Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” November 2007 CTP) is now available.  Customers can immediately begin downloading the VPC images from our download page.  Because of the size of the VPC, I’d recommend using a download manager, such…


Flow of Value – Sam’s book "live"

I have the distinct privilege of sitting in the office next to Sam Guckenheimer, the author of Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.  I really enjoy working with him and continually benefit from his unique perspective on software development with teams.  If you haven’t read his book, you should.  In addition, he recently…


Standalone Team Explorer 2008 download available

For folks that need to install Team Explorer 2008, there’s a separate download available here: Download Visual Studio Team Explorer 2008 Having the Team Explorer doesn’t alleviate the need to also have a TFS Client Access License (CAL) except when using TFS Workgroup (5 user limit), accessing Codeplex or when only filing a bug.  If…


TFS Times – new newsletter focused on all things TFS

Paul Hacker, one of our Team System MVPs, has started a great new newsletter entirely focused on TFS known as TFS Times.  In the inaugural issue, he writes: … I have always found it rather difficult to keep up with all of the information coming out from all the disparate sources like TeamSystemRocks, MSDN, Blogs,…


File a bug for free

One of the most common requests we’ve had with regard to TFS licensing, is to make it easier to license occasional users of the system to enter work items such as bugs, requests, requirements, etc.  Up until now, anyone that even wanted to report a bug had to have a TFS Client Access License (CAL). …


VS2008 Demo and Training kit available

The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit has been updated for the RTM and has been released on the Download Center for anyone to download and use.  You can download the entire training kit from the download center here:  After downloading the kit, simply run the installation program to extract the contents to your…


Answering VS / TFS 2008 installation questions

Brian wrote a detailed blog article addressing several common questions about obtaining and installing VS / TFS 2008.  Please check it out and let us know if you have any remaining questions that aren’t addressed there.


Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 released!

I am pleased to announce that following right on the heels of Visual Studio 2008 release on Monday, we have just released Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 yesterday afternoon! The download can be found on Microsoft Download Center here. Aside from being the official SDK that targets VS 2008, the key features in the VS…